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Friday, November 18, 2011

Daily Gospel Devotional: November 18

Luke 23:3 / John 18:33-37…

The king of truth…

Pilate brings Jesus into a private place to ask Him about this claim of kingship again. Jesus reassures Pilate that He is not some sort of political or military revolutionary, otherwise His followers would be fighting to save Him from this mess He seems to be in.

However, Jesus makes a much bolder claim. Yes, He is a king, but He is a king of something greater than a worldly kingdom, Jesus is the king of the truth. Jesus says that the way to know if you are of the truth is if you listen to His voice (John 10:27). In other words, true people want to understand the truth. If you are hearing Him, you are hearing truth.

What is truth? Pilate does what all who think they are the captain of their own soul do; he places himself as the arbiter of truth. In this case, Pilate denies that truth is actually knowable, or absolute, or universal. You could say that he denies the power of truth when the truth faces power. What good is this truth to him, when Jesus is in his grasp? Or so he thinks.

Pilate would fit in well with today’s so-called postmodern thinking. It is the idea of the damned, who think that truth is merely a relative thing. Pilate mocks the idea of truth, yet absolute, universal truth is staring him in the face, waiting to be known (John 14:6). He found no fault in Jesus but he also had no faith in Him, either.

How about you? What are you doing with this, the King of Truth?

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At 7:34 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

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At 8:21 AM, Blogger MrsEvenSo... said...

Excellence!

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger JoyfullyHis said...

"You could say that he denies the power of truth when the truth faces power. ". Good one.

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger Even So... said...

Thank you both.

...and now for a relative play on words...

Yes, people think that relative incidence negates fixed reality, but that isn't truth, now is it?

 

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